ADL110 - Introduction to Adult Literacy

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School
Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:35:15.119
Last review date 2017-07-17 00:15:54.653


Subject Title
Introduction to Adult Literacy

Subject Description
This subject explores the principles of adult learning with a special emphasis on applying these principles to adult literacy settings. You examine the theory behind shaping the literacy environment to the individual (the why) as well as the ideas for putting the theory into practice (the how).

Credit Status
This is a required credit in the Adult Literacy Educator Recognition of Achievement Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Apply adult learning principles to literacy instructional situations with a focus on learner involvement.

2. Design literacy instruction shaped to meet the specific goals of the individual adult learner.

3. Work with adults to identify strategies that will allow them to become self-directed learners and support their ongoing participation.

4. Situate the learning to reflect and respect the preferred learning styles of the individual adult learner.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
None.

Topic Outline

  • The Adult learner
  • Goal-Directed Learning
  • Supporting Adults With Their Learning
  • Life-Long Learning

Mode of Instruction
This subject is delivered online.  This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor, and online activities.

Reference Material
None.

Required Supplies
None.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Journal Entries (4) 15%
Learning Activities 40%
Discussions (4 - Group and 10 - individual) 15%
Module Demonstration (1) 30%
Total 100%

Note: Seneca College's grading policy applies to online subjects. 

Expected English Competencies: 

The ability to communicate in writing is essential for success in all business subjects. All written work must display the following characteristics of clarity and conciseness: 
  • writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar 
  • spelling and punctuation are correct 
  • appropriate vocabulary is used 
  • sentences are structured correctly 
  • main points are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
  • work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs 
  • work is arranged in correct format (i.e., reports, essays) 
  • layout is attractively displayed

Up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all written work if the above mentioned expected English competencies are not met.  

Promotion Policy

Students must attain a grade of at least 50% to pass the course. 

Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the dates specified.  Begin your assignments early in anticipation of unforeseen problems that may arise in your work or personal life.  Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor immediately, prior to when your assignment is due, so an appropriate course of action be established.  Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two sessions after the assignment due date.

The College Academic Policy will prevail regarding Academic Honesty.


Assignments will be marked on the basis of an appropriate standard of research, content, organizaton of material and presentation.  Assignments are to be grammatically correct and typewritten or prepared by computer.

Students are expected to demonstrate a professional level of communication skills both verbally and in their written work.


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